Karen Lowry Miller is a director on the Communications team at the foundation. She serves as the strategy lead for vaccines, one of our highest priorities. In this capacity, she designs and coordinates innovative communications strategies and collaborates with our vaccine advocacy and program teams to achieve our vision: to urgently reach all children with the vaccines they need. Prior to this, she oversaw the Global Health portfolio and managed communications for Global Health leadership. Karen joined the foundation in August 2006, after a career as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe for Reuters, Business Week, and Newsweek, most recently as European Economics Editor and Brussels bureau chief for Newsweek. Raised in Seattle, she taught English in Japan for two years before earning an MA in International Affairs and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
December 04, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
Notes from the field: The Germame Gale health post in rural Ethiopia is connected to a nationwide labyrinth of more than 34,000 female front line workers dedicated to keeping their communities healthy.
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August 20, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
Your comment can save a life. Shot@Life offers an incredibly easy yet powerful way for you to make a difference.
June 14, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
A new video shows the how the MenAfriVac vaccine came to be. One of the most amazing success stories in global health.
June 13, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
We are seeking individuals working with vaccines to help ensure that all children, no matter whothey are or where they live, have access to the same life-saving vaccines. Do you have a story to share?
May 15, 2012 / Karen Lowry Miller
The emergency will pass, but it serves as a reminder that all of us, no matter where we live, want to be able to protect our children from diseases that are preventable.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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